Document 02: Articles of Association Page 02. The name of the corporation shall be Cowasuck of North America. The intial registered agent shall be Howard F. Knight, Jr. with registered agent's address at: RFD #2, Box 530-A (Alderbrook Road) in Newport, Vermont 05855. The corporation shall be located at RFD #2, Box 530-A in Newport, Vermont 05855.
VERMONT NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. This Corporation is organized for the purpose of: Scientific, Literary, Charitable, Religious, Cultural, Educational for Abenaki Peoples in North America 1. To provide services and resources to assist the Cowasuck (Coos) Bands of the Abenaki Nation and other Abenaki and Native American People's, so they may live without hunger, to be clothed, to have proper housing, and to experience the spiritual and cultural awareness that is part of the Abenaki's, and other Native Americans, heritage. 2. To provide a network of self-help assistance and guidance for food, clothing, housing, spiritual needs, and employment for the Cowasuck (Coos) Bands fo the Abenaki Nation, and other Abenaki Peoples, and other Native Americans. 3. To Preserve and protect the spiritual and cultural heritage of the Abenaki Peoples. Also to develop educational and cultural programs to teach, and to preserve, the history, the legends, lore, religion, language and culture of the Abenaki Peoples as a whole and toe Cowasuck (Coos) Peoples in particular. 4. To support Abenaki and other Native American Tribal Councils and Peoples, Groups, and Organizations in their efforts to preserve and promote Native American culture, issues and....5. To establish a network of foster and adoptive care homes; To build, purchase or otherwise provide affordable housing for Cowasuck (Coos) and Abenaki People's; To provide and promote enterprise and to establish employment/ Employment Opprotunities; To provide and promote such Abenaki and Native American owned and operated businesses, services, manufacturing, and other industry. 6. To further the charitable, religious, cultural, scientific, literary and educational welfare of all mankind. 7. To recieve (?) Contributions, Grants, and other legal means.
Document 03: Articles of Association of the Cowasuck of North America Page 03. Signed by: (Directors) Howard F. Knight Jr. at Alderbrook Road, RFD #2, Box 530-A in Newport, Vermont 05855; Arthur W. Seymour at 36 Walnut Street in Burlington, Vermont 05401; Emerson B. Garfield at P.O. Box 34 in Johnson, Vermont 05656; and Robert Maynard at Box 485 in Worcester, Massachusetts 01613. Dated at Coventry, in the County of Orleans this 12th, day of April, 1993.
Incorporators on this document were the same as the Directors.
Document 04: Articles of Amendment. Name of corporation: Cowasuck of North America. The text and date of each amendment adopted: Change name as of 10/19/2000 (October 19, 2000) to Odanak Abenakis of Vermont, Inc. at P.O. Box 722 in Newport, Vermont 05855. Signature: Richard R. Bernier. Title: President. Date: 10/19/2000. Office of Secretary of State Filed November 07, 2000. Apparently, Richard "Skip" Bernier (according to the information that came with this document) was taking over Howard F. Knight's non-profit corporation Cowasuck North America, Inc. allegedly "because of some scheme (another "retirement" of Howard F. Knight Jr. dated August 12, 2000?) of that was going on when Howard F. Knight Jr. had control of the non-profit and the so-called Food Pantry, and the lack of distribution of such food goods to bonefide Abenaki Peoples in the area of Newport, Orleans County, Vermont".
Document 05: Articles of Association (non-profits and cooperatives). Corporation name: Cowasuck of North America. Name of registered agent: Howard F. Knight, Jr. Address of registered office: RFD #2, Box 530-A, Alderbrook Road, Newport, Vermont 05855. Board of Directors: Howard F. Knight Jr. (AKA Rushing Water); Emerson B. Garfield (AKA) Spirit Bear; Charles C. Labor (AKA Lightfeather) at RR1, Box 469 in Newport, Vermont.
Document 06: Incorporator's signature: Chief Howard F. Knight Jr. (AKA Rushing Water) RFD #2, Box 530-A, Alderbrook Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Document 07: N-8024 LOON CLAN, R.R. #2, Box 120; Orleans, Vermont 05860 dated September 04, 1996. To whom this may concern; As of this date, We Harry C. Shover and Cindy J. Shover do hereby resign as members of the Cowasuck of North America. "I Cindy J. Shover do hereby resign as Chief Financial Officer of this the Cowasuck of North America. And I have Filed the 990EZ Forms for 1995 and Part of 1996 as my Last Official act on my part!" I will be sending a copy of this paper work to The State of Vermont and the IRS for their records! The records will be in one of these people's hands: (or they will know who has them) 1. Howard F. Knight Jr. R.F.D. #2, Box 530-A, Newport, Vt 05855 or 2. Chuck Labor R.R. #1, Box 469, Newport, Vt 05855 or 3. Emerson B. Garfield P.O. Box 34, Johnson, Vt 05656-0034 (Who ever pick's up the box will have to sign a paper of release, I will send you a copy of this for your records!) Sincerely, Cindy Loon Caller Shover. Vermont Secretary of State 96 SEP 12 AM 10:30.
Document 08: LOON CLAN, R.R. #2, Box 120; Orleans, Vermont 05860 dated September 04, 1996. As of this date We Harry C. Shover and Cindy J. Shover do hereby resign as members of the Cowasuck of North America. I Cindy J. Shover do here by resign as Chief Financial Officer of this the Cowasuck of North America. We do so because of the fact we have not done anything wrong! I will be filing the last 990EZ forms for the Cowasuck of North America, as my last official act as Chief Financial Officer of this Non-Profit Organization. Because for the Leadership has changed 3 times from the last meeting back in April 1996. I am sending this letter to the IRS and the State of Vermont. Because for the Leadership of this Cowasuck of North America and the Grand Council have many of the same people serving as Leaders in both Organizations, they are not following the By-Laws that they have at this present time. Before the Records are turned over to the People named below: We would like our Genealogies returned to us FIRST! (That is Harry's, Danyelle's, and Cindy's also.) "We no longer wish to be a member of the Cowasuck of North America!" All other records, documents and papers shall be retained by us as they are our personal files, records, documents and logs as a past, present and resigned Chief Financial Officer of the Cowasuck of North America! A box of records and documents that are the property of the Cowasuck of North America (Coos) Band shall be at my home until one of the persons below pick up the box, Howard F. Knight, Jr. (or) Chuck Labor (or) Emerson B. Garfield. If the fore-named peope have the Gall to come and get the paperwork! ("Who ever pick's up the box will have to sign a form of taking the paper work over from us! For all records to stand**) Upon taking the records they will from this point on, leave Harry and Cindy Shover alone! Sincerely, Cindy Loon Caller Shover.
Date: March 3, 2006
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Cindy J. (nee: Marsh) Shover age 49 years, Native American (Abenaki) name, Loon Caller, of Brownington, died at her home on Thursday, March 2, 2006, after a long illness of cancer.
Mrs. Shover was born in Newport at the Old Hospital on Jan. 29, 1957, the first of three children born to William James (Jim) Marsh and Norine A. Marsh.
On Oct. 24, 1987, she married Harry C. Shover, who survives her. She is also survived by her stepdaughter, Danyelle Shover; two brothers, Danny J. Marsh...